Helicopter Pilot at Kenya Forest Service

On Friday, November 8th, 2013

Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established to sustainably manage, conserve, develop and protect forest resources for Kenya’s social-economic development. 

The Service seeks to recruit a highly competent, self driven & results oriented Helicopter Pilot of high integrity
Reporting to: Head Airwing KFS

Essential job functions

  • As pilot in command, he/she will operate a specialized helicopter in support of field missions such as specialized maneuvers, air support, surveillance, mountain flying, patrol, pursuit, search and rescue, medical evacuations and aerial photography.
  • Carry out fire fighting with the helicopter.
  • Inspects and tests helicopter and all mission-related equipment as well as maintaining written reports, logs and records required.
  • Schedule flight plans operations in liaison with flight regulatory authorities while taking into consideration passengers, baggage and cargo and weather conditions.
  • Coordinate ground handling procedures, weather advisory, maintenance and test flight procedures for the Helicopter.
  • Administers Helicopter systems and operations, aerial navigation and maintenance regarding normal operating procedures, limitations, emergency procedures.
  • Oversees basic maintenance of Helicopter, unit quarters and hangar.
Qualifications, experience & key competencies (Specifications)
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen with a valid Kenya Commercial Pilot License (CPL) H.
  • Must have over two thousand (2000) hours total flight time.
  • Must have one thousand five hundred (1,500) hours flight time on Helicopters.
  • Valid night rating is an added advantage.
  • Have at least one thousand (1000) hours on type AS350.
  • Have experience in fire fighting/under-slung and high altitude operations of one hundred (100) hours.
  • Able to work independently, prioritize flight missions and perform operations under highly stressful or emergency conditions.
  • Be medically fit and possess a current medical certificate from authorized Civil Aviation Medical Examiner.
  • Possess a certificate of good conduct.
  • Must have the flexibility to work any hours including weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, call-outs and overtime in varying climatic and weather conditions.
  • Bush flying and mountainous area operations.
  • Previous experience in running aviation related operations will be an added advantage.
Application Procedure:
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send hard copies of their application, detailed Curriculum Vitae with daytime contacts, testimonials, logbook and copies of academic and professional certificates, logbook summaries (actual); Six (6) months, twelve (12) months & total flight hours summary before Tuesday 19th November, 2013, clearly stating the position in the subject line to the undersigned. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
The Kenya Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer.

The Director,
Kenya Forest Service,
P. O. Box 30513-00100,
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